Jackson’s YMCA has been busy planning for their expansion and creation of the new Downtown Healthy Living Campus. Monday they announced they had secured four properties in downtown Jackson. These properties are all adjacent to their current facility. They plan to expand their operation on what is now a combined 3.5 acres of land that they purchased. They have created a lot of room to grow their footprint.

The new building would be constructed on the northeast corner of the current parking lot. Once the new facility is built, the current building would be demolished and that land will be turned into a parking lot. The Jackson YMCA has raised almost 22 million dollars towards this project.

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Jackson YMCA CEO Shawna Tello praised the Jackson families and organizations involved in the transactions for supporting the Y’s mission and seeing the potential in its capital project. “When we met with our neighbors, they were very supportive of our plans to expand our impact and work collaboratively,” said Tello. “Each property owner, once we shared our vision with them, embraced the idea and made the transactions as smooth as possible.”

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The “Y” will continue communications with their donation partners, as additional funding will be needed to close gaps in their construction budget. This project will bring a new state of the art YMCA to downtown Jackson upon completion. People need affordable, safe and clean facilities to work out in. The YMCA also offers many different programs for all members of your family.


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